Henning Law Firm, P.A.

General Considerations

The universe of immigration options is generally divided into two major areas:  Immigrants – those who want to move to the United States permanently; and Non-Immigrants – those who want to visit temporarily with or without employment authorization.
Below are brief descriptions of some of these options. These descriptions are not intended to be legal advice, and we encourage you to contact us or other qualified licensed legal counsel to determine what is best for you, your family or your business.
Choosing the right visa strategy is a little bit like playing chess because each move has consequences. For example, if your company wishes to attract venture capital for your U.S. operations – or if you would like to leave flexibility to adjust status to an immigrant visa later on.
Let our experience help you make the right moves for your business and family.

Family Immigration

One of the basic policies governing U.S. immigration law is family unification.

Most visas (both immigrant and non-immigrant) allow spouses and children under 21 to come along with the principal visa holder.

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Visas Through Trade and Investment

Foreign-owned companies may be able to take advantage of visa options with work authorization under bilateral agreements between their home countries and the United States. These Treaty Traders and Investors (E-1 and E-2) can send executives, managers or essential skills workers to their U.S. operations.

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Immigration Based on Personal Achievement

Visas and Green Cards are available for persons of extraordinary ability whose admission is deemed beneficial to the United States.

We have successfully obtained “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” status for clients in the arts, sciences, business and athletics. Please contact us for more information.

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Death & Taxes

The United States continues to be an attractive place to invest – either personally or through a business. U.S. taxation of income or gains generated in the United States is obvious, but individuals should be aware that their presence or immigration status will have an effect on whether the United States considers them “residents” or “non-residents” in any given year.

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Multinational Companies

Companies with qualifying international ownership and control structures can transfer certain foreign employees to work in their U.S. operations in executive, managerial or specialized function. Employees with qualifying work histories abroad can apply for temporary visas or permanent residence, which makes this possibility a welcome addition to your human resources tool-box.

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Government Relations

Every organization and company in the United States is impacted by the laws, regulations, and policies passed in on the federal, state and local level. Agencies challenged to be responsive in a climate dictated by underfunding and understaffing, coupled with shut-downs necessitated to keep officers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, often respond to requests made through proper channels.

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For Lawyers

We are fortunate to have established a reputation of delivering quality services in co-counseling with attorneys in other practice areas. If your client experiences cross-border issues or if you have trouble communicating the requirements of U.S. administrative law or litigation procedure to your foreign client, we are happy to help.

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For Clients from Civil Law Countries

Clients from Civil Law jurisdictions often say “I don’t need a lawyer, I’m not being sued” but that is a misunderstanding of the basic function of attorneys in the US system.

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Just Visiting

We are not here to ‘sell’ you a visa project. Instead, we take account of our clients’ individual situations and suggest ways to accomplish their goals in a manner that accomplishes their goals and makes their visits to the United States happy and successful ones.

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Green Cards Through Investment

For direct investors placing at least $1 million into a new commercial enterprise and creating or saving ten direct jobs, the EB-5 category presents a viable alternative for an investor, their spouse and minor children to secure permanent residence in the United States.

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Networking / Relationship Building

The decision to cross the “Big Pond” with your family or your business is a big one that involves considerations outside of the visa realm.

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"It was a pleasure to work with Mrs. Henning from the initial consultation until the day our case was approved and green card was in our hand.

She was always very accessible, responsive, and reliable, and was an extremely knowledgeable resource on timelines, procedures, current immigration laws and what to expect from the process from start to finish.

Most important for us is the fact that Mrs. Henning was efficient and timely in preparing the paperwork and forms for every stage of the application and was diligent and thorough in creating a comprehensive case file to ensure we were providing all information necessary for a successful adjudication of our case.

She was on top of things every step of the way and we knew we could rely on her to make sure everything was taken care of. We were in fantastic hands and would not hesitate to highly recommend working with her to anyone. Thanks so much."

— Michaela Worm-Herzner and Heiko Worm

"The immigration process can be a stressful and challenging journey. This is exactly how I felt before I met Norma Henning. I was going through a rough divorce, had an arrest record and did not have any family around. I was not sure if I would be able to have my case approved. Norma was able to prepare everything.

She assured and supported me throughout the entire process. After going through another similar process without an attorney, this was a completely unique experience to have Norma by my side attending my interviews in the USCIS. She was like Immigration Fairy Godmother who made things magically happen.

I am beyond grateful for all the professionalism and care that Norma always provided. After receiving my green card and citizenship, I referred Norma to my parents to apply for their green cards. It was also a challenging case due to my father’s military background. But her level of experience and expertise helped us get the application done the right way.

I told Norma once that I trusted her 110% and if she told me to dress up as a clown for the interview, I would have done it because she knows best. Do not hesitate, get your case managed by a professional immigration attorney who cares!"

— Maria S. and family

"I was referred to Norma Henning by my CPA, who spoke highly about her knowledge when it comes to visa and immigration matters. I wanted to move from Germany to the US and was looking for the best way to get my visa or even permanent resident card (green card).

She analyzed my professional background and found that I qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability in my field. Now some time ago, I opened my own consulting firm and get to contribute my experience and skills to U.S. clients while enjoying the flexibility that permanent residence brings with it.

Traveling back and forth to Europe has been possible even during the pandemic, and I am very grateful to Ms. Henning for guiding and supporting me and my wife throughout the process. She has shown so much knowledge and experience in this matter, that I always felt like I was in the best of hands. And she navigated all matters of the process at the very high standard which I expected as an executive manager.

Also, it has been a lot of fun to work with Norma Henning and I have recommended her in the past more than a dozen times to friends and other entrepreneurs."

— Dr. Ulrich P
Naples FL

"Mrs. Henning has been the key component in our success with my husband immigrating to the USA. During a time when NO ONE knew what to expect (started in late 2018 and it’s now early 2022), I don’t think we could have made it without her. Many couples who have struggled with bringing in their spouses during the Pandemic and Trump administration would know that it has been exhausting to deal with all the changes and closures.

We were separated for SO LONG during COVID but Mrs. Henning has been so patient and encouraging. She was extremely detail-oriented and always knew when there was any new changes to be made on any of the documents. Mind you, we never knew it would take this long and frankly many couple probably would rush the documentation process but due to everything being so difficult in general it took FOREVER.

If you are in need of someone who will NOT ONLY help you with what documents you need for immigration but someone who is compassionate, attentive, and will aid you with any concerns or questions about immigrating… THIS IS HER. I won’t ever consider anyone else and I am grateful to god to have someone like her as my lawyer during these complicated times. Thank you Mrs. Henning!"

— Veronica G
Naples FL